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Vol. 5, No.3                                                                                  March 2014

In This Issue
Board of Directors
2014 Area 10 Conference
Distinguished Service Award
Big Sky Conference
Siskiyou Summit Conference
National Board Elections
Alaska Events
Idaho Events
Montana Events
Oregon Events
Washington Events
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Chair - Brian Tervo

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Chair Elect - Diane Barnes
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Secretary - Cyndy Patterson
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Treasurer - Cindy McAfee
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   Missoula, MT  59802
Past Chair - Dennis Dell
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Alaska Chair - Ella Saltonstall
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Montana Chair -Diane Hould
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Oregon Chair - Shosh Meyer
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Washington Chair -
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   Bremerton, WA  98311
Youth Coordinator -
   Ron Mallory
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   Ann Pomazal
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Communications Chair -
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   Nampa, ID  83686
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Deadline for articles and events to be included in the April issue of the Campanologist is
March 22. Information can be sent to Phyllis Tincher, 
3301 Seminole Dr
Nampa, ID  83686.
Please update your profile/email address following the link at the bottom of the newsletter. This will give you the opportunity to select various regions of our area so we can send you information about events and concerts close to home. You may change this information at any time.
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    As you prepare for Spring concerts, please be sure to send me concert information to post in the Campanologist.
     There are many wonderful ringing and class opportunities at the Area 10 Conference, "Musicality in Motion," June 27-29 at the Yakima Convention Center, Yakima, Washington. See the article below for links to all the information and registration. Registration fee increases April 1.
     Please remember to forward this to members of your choir and encourage them to join the list. You can update your information by clicking "Update Profile/Email Address" at the very bottom of the newsletter on the left. 
 Phyllis Tincher, Communications Chair 

Area 10 Conference June 27-29, 2014


"Musicality in Motion"

June 27-29

Yakima Convention Center

Yakima, Washington



Ring under the direction of David Harris, Bill Alexander, Wendy McPhetres, Shosh Meyer, Marlene Anderson, Ellie Hodder.


  • Come as a full choir, partial choir, or by yourself 
  • Pre-Registered 3-hour sessions
  • Drop-in 90 minute classes
  • Youth, Tins, Coppers, Bronze Ringing
  • Massed Ringing
  • All-Star Choir
  • Plus a whole lot more!!!

Deadline for reduced price is April 1. 


Please begin by reading the Registration Information document before completing any forms. 


Registration Information

Ringing Track Registration Form

Classes Only Registration Form

Pre-Registered & Drop-In Class Descriptions

Hotel Options 

All-Star Choir Letter

All-Star Audition Form(deadline February 15)

Scholarship Application (deadline March 10)

Showcase Concert Opportunity

Music List

Medical Release Form for Youth


Area 10 Distinguished Service Award


     The Area 10 Board of Directors has developed an award program to show their gratitude to those who have given so much of their time and expertise to the advancement of handbell and handchime ringing in Area 10.  Nominations are being accepted until May 1, 2014.  The Award will be bestowed at the June 27-29, 2014 Area 10 Conference in Yakima, WA.

     Past recipients have been: Marcy Winter, Bobbie Benjamin, Marlene Anderson.


A nominee, living or deceased, ringer or director, should:

  • have made outstanding contributions to the art of ringing in Area 10.  This should include an extended time commitment in activities that greatly exceed normal expectations or are generally perceived as significant.
  • be an active member of Handbell Musicians of America, or if deceased, have been a member in good standing.
  • have performed leadership roles at local, state, and/or Area 10 levels.
  • not be currently serving on the Area 10 Board of Directors.

     An anonymous committee of three Handbell Musicians of America Area 10 members, not currently serving on the Board of Directors, will review nominations and present the selection for Area 10 Board approval.  If you have any questions, please contact the Area 10 Chair-Elect, Diane Barnes at 541-708-0365 or

Nomination Form 

2014 Big Sky Handbell Conference

 Cathy Moklebust

Friday, April 25 &

Saturday, April 26


Idaho Falls, Idaho


Clinician: Cathy Moklebust


Music Repertoire 


Registration information and forms on Area 10 website


2014 Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference



May 9-10, 2014 Fred Gramann

Ashland, Oregon

Guest Clinician: Fred Gramann


Mark your calendars now for the 2014 Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference set for  May 9-10 in Ashland, Oregon. I am pleased to announce that our Guest Conductor/Clinician for 2014 is Area 10's own Fred Gramann. Ringing under him is a delightful privilege as he is a wonderful teacher and fine musician. The theme for this year's Siskiyou Summit is Spirit and is reflected in the repertoire choices, which are suitable for Lent, Easter and Pentecost. Ellie Hodder will once again conduct the Bronze Conference Choir with Fred conducting the Massed Ringing and both The Siskiyous and Cascades groups.


Registration for the event will be $65/ringer if registered by March 1st, after March 1st registration will be $75/person.  Registration materials will be available beginning January 1st, space is limited so register early. If you wish to receive your registration materials electronically please contact Diane Barnes at with your e-mail contact information.


National Board Elections


Be sure to vote online during the month of March!


     At the end of September, we will say farewell to three national board members who have served Handbell Musicians of America for the past six years: president Lee Afdahl and at-large members Stephanie Wiltse and Phil Roberts. National elections take place in March to determine the three who will join ongoing board members Ed Rollins (who becomes president on October 1), Stephanie Rhoades, Steve Shorney, and Jessica Westgard.


     Seeking a three-year term as president-elect, which will cycle into a three-year term as president are Tracy DePue and P.L Grove. Running for the two open at-large positions are Rick Heine, Derek Nance, Claudette Rothwell, and Jennifer Vangolen.


     To streamline the process and make it easier for all members to make their selection, voting will be handled through a new online ballot. Voting begins March 1. Voting instructions can be found at You can read about all of our candidates and view video interviews with them at


Alaska Events 


Your event or concert could be listed here! 
Idaho Events 


Sunday, March 13 - 6:30 pm, Ring Praise Music Ministry concert (Phyllis Tincher, handbells; Sean Rogers, piano) at Community Presbyterian Church, 5391 E Main Street, King Hill. The concert is sponsored by the Presbytery of Boise, PC(USA).


Friday, April 25 & Saturday, April 26 - Big Sky Handbell Conference in Idaho Falls. Guest clinician: Cathy Moklebust. Music Repertoire. Registration information and forms are on the Area 10 website,  

Montana Events 
Friday, April 25 & Saturday, April 26 - Big Sky Handbell Conference in Idaho Falls, Idaho! Guest clinician: Cathy Moklebust. Music Repertoire.


Oregon Events 
Sunday, March 2 - 4:00 pm, Distinctly Bronze West Concert at the Doubletree Hotel, Portland. $5.00.


Friday, May 9 & Saturday, May 10 - Siskiyou Summit Handbell Conference, Ashland. Guest clinician: Fred Gramann. See article above or contact Diane Barnes at

Washington Events 


Sunday, March 23 - 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Rainier Ringers will participate in the Tapestry Singers' Puyallup Food Bank Benefit Musical Festival  at Puyallup United Methodist Church, 1919 West Pioneer, Puyallup. All proceeds will benefit the Puyallup Food Bank. Complimentary refreshments will be served following the concert.


Rainier Ringers present "Dancing with the Bells" (from Ballet to Disco):

Sunday, June 1 - 7:30pm, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 101 E. 38th St., Tacoma.


Friday, June 6 - 7:30pm, Spanaway Lutheran Church, 16001 A St., Spanaway.

Saturday, June 7 - 7:30pm, Lacey Presbyterian Church, 3045 Carpenter Road SE, Lacey.

Suggested donation price for concerts: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors and Students, $25 Family. For more information visit us at and Like Us on Facebook.


Friday - Sunday, June 27-29 - Area 10 Handbell Conference, "Musicality in Motion," Yakima Convention Center. See article above and visit our website,

     Please remember to send information for the April issue to me by March 22.
Happy Ringing,
Phyllis Tincher
Area 10, Handbell Musicians of America